How Disinheritance Works
If you find yourself in a complicated, splintered or downright poisonous relationship with a close family member and have said “enough”, you may want to disinherit them from your estate. Here’s how to do it and make it stick.
“I keep having this nightmare that we don’t spend the money in time and the kids inherit it all.” – Johnathan West, Cartoonist
What to do when your inheritance is made up of debt
With roughly three out of four people dying in debt, the question of who must pay for those unpaid sums becomes a very real one for the next of kin.
Separated But Not Divorced Inheritance
Divorce is at an all-time high in the United States. Marriage separation is a mutual agreement by each spouse to discontinue living together. Logistically, what do these changes mean for inheritance and what should couples know about adjusting their last will and testament?
Right of Survivorship vs Will
Right of survivorship refers to the legal ownership structure that indicates the claim of a jointly-owned property to the surviving owners upon the death of a joint holder. Both Rights of Survivorship and Wills are document types concerning properties and the distribution of assets to the proper beneficiaries. However, they do not always have the same directions. Here are some key
Can I Disinherit My Spouse?
The easiest way to disinherit a spouse is through a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. This legally binding document serves as an agreement between two parties about the division of property and the exclusion of one person from a will. Contractually, the spouse set to be disinherited should agree to the terms and sign for it to be legally binding.